|Re-Animatorô The Musical
Phil Sokoloff, (626) 405-6862
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"Eye-popping! This outlandish adaptation of the 1985 cult classic should have fans storming the theatre." ----Los Angeles Times
"For the month of March, Hollywood's happening place will be the front rows of the Steve Allen Theater, where the cheeky, cheesy "Re-Animatorô The Musical" elicits cheers with each spurt of blood and gore making its way over the footlights. Little protection is offered by management's complimentary trash-bag ponchos, but no one cares, and those out of harm's way may even get a little jealous. Not since "Little Shop of Horrors" has a screamfest tuner so deftly balanced seriousness and camp."
The Bottom Line Brilliant reanimation of classic horror film completely realized for an entirely different medium. Superbly performed and perfectly calibrated for the imaginative space where audience and spectacle.
- Hollywood Reporter
San Diego may have a lot of good theater but it doesn't have "Re-Animatorô The Musical." That's why a carload of San Diego horror buffs -- including myself -- headed up to LA's Steve Allen Theater this past weekend.
" ('Re-Animatorô The Musical' is) sort of what a horror movie would look like if performed by a wildly talented improv comedy troop -- all set to music. And the music is the key. Without the structure of the music literally keeping things up to speed, the show would descend into over-the-top camp. As it is, it dances brilliantly at the edge. Heck, there's a tango with zombies!"
"Forget 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.' The real hot ticket isn't on Broadway, but Hollywood... 'Re-Animatorô The Musical' is the best show I've seen in a long time."
"'Re-Animatorô The Musical' is bloody hilarious... Just because a film can be turned into a stage musical, it doesn't mean that it should be. Most 1980s horror films wouldn't translate all that well to melodies and dance numbers, but cult classic Re-Animator was a gore-fest with a strong sense of humor, and that makes all the difference.